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Vises of Your Dreams

279 days ago by Airframer

Why not.. there is an “of your dreams” thread for everything else...

157 27 days ago
View LeslieJohn's profile

Sharpening tongue groove cutter

28 days ago by LeslieJohn

Hi Guys I am new here but and am please to be here. I have a question abou...

7 27 days ago
View 12strings's profile

Multi-tool Craigslist Haul...

29 days ago by 12strings

Saw an add on craigslist for a single handplane, but the guy mentioned that h...

5 28 days ago
View WOODIE1's profile

Less need for hand tools with modern power tools?

30 days ago by WOODIE1

Ok I am aware of where I am and no I do not mean to insult anyone. So, I a...

59 28 days ago
View scribble's profile

1/2" pipe clamps

28 days ago by scribble

I purchased 2 new 1/2” pony pipe clamps and they have this heli coil l...

2 28 days ago
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Any ideas on what this is used for?

30 days ago by williamt

Really stumped on what this is used for. Overall length is about ...

12 29 days ago
View NateX's profile

Oh boy, carving tools! From Home Depot!

955 days ago by NateX

So I got this set of Buck Bros. carving tools for Christmas and I have no ide...

13 29 days ago
View newwoodbutcher's profile

Split-Top Roubo question

31 days ago by newwoodbutcher

As far as I can tell the reasons for the split top on the Roubo workbench is ...

5 30 days ago
View ogremom's profile

Wood Drill Brace

152 days ago by ogremom

Hi! I’m looking for any information on antique wood drill brace. I have...

14 32 days ago
View SirFatty's profile

Craftsman Combination Plane 3728

817 days ago by SirFatty

My grandfather found this Craftsman Combination Plane 3728 at a rummage sale ...

14 33 days ago
View bodhisoma's profile

Matching holes

34 days ago by bodhisoma

I have the feeling this is a really dumb question but hey, I’m feeling ...

3 33 days ago
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38 days ago by cdaniels

Howdy Ya’all,Just figured I’d let you folks know if you werenR...

5 33 days ago
View BentheViking's profile

First Flea Market Score

47 days ago by BentheViking

So last week my wife and I went on vacation to Cape Cod and hit up a decent f...

16 33 days ago
View Grasshopper000's profile

Impulse Buy on Stanley 78

34 days ago by Grasshopper000

Hey I bought this on eBay for about $50 and it was listed as NOS ...

4 34 days ago
View robdem's profile

Woodriver or Narex crank neck chisels.

35 days ago by robdem

Does antbody have any experience with these chisel . They are on sale at wood...

3 35 days ago
View 12strings's profile

through dovetails long or short?

36 days ago by 12strings

When you set your marking guage (or other method for determining the length o...

10 35 days ago
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Antique Bar Clamps - Restore or Leave Alone?

37 days ago by Newbiewoodworker43

Last weekend I went to my first estate sale where the previous homeowner was ...

7 35 days ago
View bluekingfisher's profile

Veritas or Lie Nielson - which & why?

84 days ago by bluekingfisher

Having had my interest recently rekindled, Ok, obsessed having been bitten by...

41 35 days ago
View Ray's profile

Got applewood for saw totes- now what?

38 days ago by Ray

Trunk wood. Will this wood work well? If so, should I cut it and then let it ...

6 37 days ago
View vbraddy17's profile

Any thoughts about the Pinnacle Spokeshave?

38 days ago by vbraddy17

Just curious. I saw the radiused sole shave was onsale at woodcraft this mon...

1 38 days ago

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